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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package carbohydrates and fat per serving Owner transport cannabis goods to retailer Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods online licensing system CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity capsules Distributor transport manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) track and trace system investment into a commercial cannabis business ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation temporary license transportation of cannabis goods CDPH-9041 Financial information Premises Diagram separate applications Water/Food-grade Dry Ice product formulation small product packaging M-licensees evidence of rehabilitation local jurisdiction final form Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) infusion The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) transportation and security Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Industrial Hemp Advisory Board comply with all packaging and labeling requirements 2020 revisions onsite consumption of cannabis goods disposal government warning statement label transporting cannabis goods cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) edibles packaging opaque Food-grade Butter/Oil some nutritional facts valid waiver procedures for inventory control payable to the state of California Type S share facility space Temporary Cannabis Event Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery 2020 important information Live Scans for each owner commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Microbusiness cannabis training Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) hydrocarbon-based solvents Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Temporary License Application Information tamper-evident health claims manufacturer's name Cultivation less than 10,000 disposal and destruction methods Proposition 65 Local Authorization Attachment Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles supply chain an officer or director of a cannabis business amount of sodium license review process manufacturing activities no added caffeine no infusion of alcohol commercial cannabis activity licensed premises Mechanical list of artificial food colorings chain of custody Seller’s permit number commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Licensee Information 2020 regulations written procedures for inventory control Mycotoxins Testing Financial Interest loan provided to a commercial cannabis business basic nutritional information BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL California Public Records Act MCSB stickers the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) child-resistant outer package licensed cannabis manufacturers concentrate sanitary workplaces storage of cannabis goods ingredient list secondary package cannabis event organizer license structure and formation documents tinctures commercial cannabis products property for the commercial cannabis activity Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Manufacturing (non-volatile) required limits amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package sampling standards 2020 updates cannabis adult-use products Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products at least 99% purity cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale manufacturing premises diagram THC levels LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Licensee Lookup Tool Transport vehicles alarm system Bond in the amount of $5,000 M-license transportation cannabis market Transition Period packaging and labeling requirements financial interest holder Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates cannabis waste good manufacturing practices CDTFA seller’s permit workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control disclosure of all criminal convictions medicinal and adult-use markets Edibles– Products highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Retailer (nonstorefront) finished product period of 120 days Operating Procedures MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH no infusion of nicotine CO2 and ethanol extractions Licensees minimum standards for extraction processes Heavy Metals Testing shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis A-license at least 20% ownership interest edible products microbusinesses Bond and Insurance Information health impacts of cannabis sales of cannabis goods 120 days mandated warning statements Category I Residual Pesticides Testing three state cannabis-licensing authorities Fingerprints amount of THC content licensing cannabis distributors ownership premises is not within a Government managing member product guidelines Cannabinoids Testing access to the area(s) Proposed Section 40133 contaminants exit packaging medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Distributor Transport Only requiring refrigeration Ethanol retailers entry into the legal, regulated market Business Organizational testing methods licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories highly-concentrated oils or waxes alcoholic beverages Vehicle Requirements emergency regulations Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) destruction of cannabis goods Cannabis Manufacturing Criminal History licensed cannabis distributors Local Issuing Authority Local Jurisdictions Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Identifying information cannabis plants licensed cannabis cultivators secured area Individual Owner Application Checklist Moisture Content Testing purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands inventory 2020 recent news Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Carbon Dioxide (CO2) conducting quality assurance review supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products security Local Authorization shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company compliance with local jurisdiction activity for a period of 120 days manned motor vehicle manufacture cannabis products Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Premises diagram inventory and quality control labeling cannabis cultivation licensing Premises Information allergen information Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control meat and seafood, and other products opaque exit package Temporary License Application Percentage of ownership 100 mg of THC per package licensing cannabis retailers cultivation Business Information ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS hang tag or a peel-back label secondary packaging annual license application loop system conditional license nonlaboratory quality control A-license and an M-license must enter certain events identity of the product Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch remove THC/CBD sanitary and hazard-free environment security and cannabis waste disposal protocol sugar dried flower distributors packaging and labeling motor carrier permit manufacturers who package for other producers waste management laws designated structure Terpenoids Testing 2020 problems commercial kitchens primary panel requirements onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods inhalable cannabis California Department of Public Health 2020 fines licensed physical location (premises) 2020 resolutions periods of 90 days extensions licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers extraction contaminant free three cannabis licensing authorities cannabis cartoons Physical address testing laboratories convicted of a substantially related crime evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises certified by a California-licensed engineer manufacturing practices definition of owner unique ID/batch number cannabis industries CDPH-issued universal symbol CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL topicals child-resistant packaging equity interest in a commercial cannabis business waste disposal Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) testing of cannabis goods Retailer (Type 10) re-sealable medicinal commercial cannabis activity persons 21 years of age or older quality control medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California shipping manifest local jurisdiction authorization testing lab Labor peace agreement recordkeeping member manager 2020 laws public health and safety 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Completed Temporary License Application Form operating premises regulatory framework licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) cannabis sales and/or consumption Temporary event up to 4 days The California Department of Public Health's limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving licensing scheme commercial cannabis manufacturers Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Butane/Hexane/Propane MCSB’s temporary license application Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 potentially-hazardous foods compliance with regulations informational panel local jurisdiction’s requirements Foreign Material Testing state cannabis licensing operating procedures scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises 2020 compliance product as a candy prohibited extracts 2020 issues laboratory quality assurance Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods manufacturing cannabis products commercial cannabis manufacturing 600-foot radius of a school California Department of Public Health (CDPH) packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls medicinal and adult-use or both markets 600 foot radius of a school Track and Trace adult-use commercial cannabis activity Extractions using CO2 Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Form # CDPH-9041 persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business packaging tobacco products paper inserted into the packaging consumption of alcohol or tobacco public Licensee Lookup Tool aggregate interest of 20% or more Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) licensing cannabis microbusinesses diagram of the business’s layout shared-use manufacturing facilities surety bond labels not be attractive Personnel Requirements 2020 proposed changes exception for testing laboratories A-licensees supplemental label 2020 new laws pre-made or purchased Arranging for laboratory testing volatile solvent vape cartridges and more.

In addition, Outdoor cultivation Contact surface Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Theoretical yield Small Indoor Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Specialty Cottage Indoor Small Outdoor Watts per square foot Volatile solvent DPH-17-010E Allergen cross-contact alternate use of a manufacturing premises Unique identifier Type 12 (Microbusiness) Nursery Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Product Identity Flowering Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Environmental pathogen Ingredient Bureau infused butters and oils as concentrates gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 In-process material Universal symbol Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) products similar to traditional food products prohibited Infusion Pest Labeling Batch Kief Manufacture Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Department Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) adulteration Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Sanitize Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Distribution Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Canopy Adulterated Nonvolatile solvent Edible cannabis product Specialty Outdoor Quality control personnel Pathogen Processing Extraction Cultivation site Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) infused pre-rolls Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Nonmanufactured cannabis product CBD Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 track and trace system Mature plant Processing aid Topical cannabis product Premises Processor Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Adequate THC Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Actual yield Specialty Cottage Outdoor THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Type N – for infusions Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Personnel Licensee MCSB 90-day extension periods Cultivation Package Limited-access area Informational panel Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Type P – for packaging and labeling only UID Hazard Serving Mixed-light Tier 2 Validation Net weight Lot Adult-use Market Dried flower Microorganisms Indoor cultivation Component Preventive controls Applicant Quality control operation Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Raw material Immature plant Specialty Indoor Wet weight Finished product Commercial cannabis activity Manufacturer licensee Medium Outdoor cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Type 11 (Distributor) Cannabis product Allergen Verification Type P Packaging & Labeling Only M-license Monitor Qualified individual Mixed-light Tier 1 Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Mixed-light cultivation Proposition 65 warning statement Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Quarantine CBD from industrial hemp Process Request for Live Scan Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) Track-and-trace systems Track and trace system package flower or pre-rolls Pre-roll cannabis concentrates Holding Primary panel list of cannabis manufacturers Type 10 (Retailer) Harvest Batch Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Quality Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Medium Indoor and more.


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